‘British Values’ won’t help in our fight against terrorism

At the Coffee House Another structural problem is that, as the Adam Smith Institute’s Sam Bowman pointed out over the weekend, these attacks are going to increase hostility to Muslims, which in turn will encourage radicalisation. Sam is a friend with whom I profoundly disagree on the subject of immigration, and he got a lot of flak for this, but the point is almost certainly true. According to one paper, among the big terror risks are the size… Read on

Let’s hear it for the Terror 



Let’s hear it for the Terror 



It is often said that if you are not a socialist at twenty, you don’t have a heart, and that if you are one at forty, you don’t have a head. Anyone who has read Mark Steel’s Reasons To Be Cheerful , a wry look at his small part in the anti-Thatcher movement of the early 1980s, will know he certainly had a heart. And those who read his latest work will soon realise that, though he has a fine… Read on